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  • Martin Keeley
    Oct 9, 2013
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      From: "College of Exploration" <College_of_Exploration@...>
      Subject: Exploring Life Below the Ocean Free Online Workshop
      Date: 8 October, 2013 11:13:35 AM GMT-04:00
      Reply-To: "College of Exploration" <reply-3c3953f023-5c7fa7a519-606f@...>

      Free Online Marine Science Workshop

      “Microbes down below! Exploring life beneath the ocean floor"

      Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 15, 2013

      REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!   log on to


      Designed for community college instructors and high school teachers;
      open to all

      The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) and the
      College of Exploration invite you to explore "life on the dark side"
      in a free online workshop:"Microbes down below! Exploring life
      beneath the ocean floor".

      Materials and content will be especially designed for use in
      community college classes, with additional materials for high school
      classes. Participation is free and open to all.

      C-DEBI scientists have drilled deep into the ocean floor to study how
      microbial life survives and thrives in sediments and rock below the
      bottom of the ocean, a dark world far below the sunlit photic zone.
      In the workshop, we will investigate life in extreme environments,
      chemosynthesis, microbial evolution, marine technology and
      engineering, and many other topics.

      During the workshop you will meet and interact personally with C-DEBI
      scientists and collect resources and lessons to help you share this
      exciting research with your students. During Week One, Dr. John
      Kirkpatrick will introduce the C-DEBI project and explain the
      specialized tools and innovative methods used in "Studying Life Below
      the Sea Floor." In Week Two, Dr. Brandi Reese will describe C-DEBI
      research on the limits of life and the extent of microbial life in
      extreme ocean environments in "The Biogeography of the Deep

      Teaching resources will be provided in topic-themed collections, for
      use in community college classes in biology, health sciences, Earth
      science, chemistry, and technology. In addition, materials will be
      available that are especially suitable for high school science
      classes in biology, chemistry, Earth science, general science,
      technology, and engineering.

      Participants may choose to earn graduate credit from Framingham State
      University for this workshop.

      Questions? Please contact Pat Harcourt pharcourt@... or Lynn
      Whitley lwhitley@...
      Learn more about C-DEBI research at

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